20.08. – 18.09.2005
The painter Carl Fredrik Hill went crazy in Paris 1878.
He was a respected artist with a great ambition to win the Grand Prix at the Paris Saloon. Having been dismissed four years in a row, the void between ambition and reality possibly triggered the development of a paranoid schizofrenic psycosis.
His last works, obscene in motif and painted entirely in prussian blue and cadmium yellow, were destroyed by his collegues in order to preserve his reputation as a Ârespectable landscapepainter.ÂÂ According to himself, works like these had never been made before.
After a transfer to his parents home in Lund in southern Sweden he created an amazing ouvre of drawings on four sheets of paper that he was given every day.
He never painted again and never went far from home.
Hills and drawings is my tribute to Carl Fredrik Hill.
It contains paintings made in prussian blue and cadmium yellow alongside drawings of my everyday life.
2001-2004Â Reykjavik Academy of the Arts, Bachelordegree in Visual arts
1996-2005Â Kungliga Tekniska HÃ¶gskolan, Bachelordegree in Architecture
1999-2001Â Konstskolan Idun LovÃ©n, sculpture dept.
2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Wolfgang MÃ¼ller – The Golden Cut
2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â BjÃ¶rn Roth- SeydisfjÃ¶rdur workshop
2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Roni Horn – formulating a critical vocabulary
2003Â Â Â Â Â Â Â WhoÂ´s the Storyteller? Royal collage of art,Â Stockholm
2001Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Cultural Studies 3 MalmÃ¶ Art Academy.
2005Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hills and drawings, Skaftfell MenningarmidstÃ¶d, SeydisfjÃ¶rdur.
2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Inner Station, KlinKogBank, Reykjavik.
The Pine Tree Workshop, Torstrasse 111, Berlin.
2002Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Wasteland, Galleri Nema Hvad, Reykjavik.
Writing an Essay on surrealism while waiting for the snow. LHI, Reykjavik.
2001Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Whiteboy, Galleri Scraatchi, MalmÃ¶ Art Academy.
2005Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Augnablik frÃ¡ Reykjavik, Brick 5, Wien
GrasrÃ³tin, Living art museum, Reykjavik
Purgatory, Living art museum, Reykjavik
Signal in the heavens, Gallery Boreas, New York.
2004Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nordur og nidur, Nordens Hus, Reykjavik.
Dieter Roth Academy, LÃ¼beck
Frumskog, KlinKogBank, Reykjavik.
Cuts from Reykjavik, Friseur Beige, Berlin.
LHI ExamensutstÃ¤llning, Listasafn Reykjavikur.
RjÃ³mskip, Skaftfell Kulturcenter, SeydisfjÃ¶rdur.
Signal in the heavens, Torstrasse 111, Berlin.
2003Â Â Â Â Â Â Â UdK Rundgang, Berlin.
2002Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Mengerzeile Haus Salon, Berlin.
2001Â Â Â Â Â Â Â SIE pÃ¥ Laugarvegur, Reykjavik.
Galleri Kretsen, SÃ¶dertÃ¤lje.
2005Â Sleipnir travelgrant
2000Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MEMÂ´s scholarship for draughtsmen, Sveriges Arkitekter (SA)